Delight in remote and beautiful scenery along Highway 16 and Highway 37 to Kitimat.

Travel south from Terrace along Highway 37 and enjoy several stops along the way including Lakelse Lake, Onion Lake and Kitimat River with views of the mountains on either side of the valley. In less than an hour off the Trans-Canada Yellowhead Highway 16, on Highway 37, you will be in Kitimat. Highway 37 is the most travelled road in the North Coast highway system as it is one of only two land routes to Alaska. Kitimat is Mile “0” for this over 800 km long highway to the Yukon border.


 Rental car companies

Budget Car and Truck Rental


Driving Force


Hertz Rent a Car

250-635-6866 (Terrace-Kitimat Airport) or 250-632-6181 (Kitimat)

National Car and Truck Rental



 Bus Service

First Canada


Kitimat Handy Dart


Kitimat Transit System




 Taxi Service

Kitimat Taxi


Kalum Cabs (Terrace Based)


Valley Taxi




Arrive by rail in Terrace and rent a car there to travel to Kitimat and other northwest destinations. The Via Rail stop at the George Little House in Terrace is less than one hour by vehicle from Kitimat.

Via Rail Canada or call 1-888-842-7245


Driving in BC

A camera system with constantly updated shots is located on all highway routes within British Columbia. Via the internet, visit the three cameras located on Highway 37 between Kitimat and Terrace. See them on the BC Ministry of Transportation site as well as driving conditions.
Please note that winter driving requires a good set of snow tires. Be aware and cautious of the wildlife that may catch you by surprise as it crosses the road. Bear, moose, fox and porcupine are often crossing northwestern roads.

Circle Tours are available for drivers of BC highways. Kitimat and Kitamaat Village can be easily accessed on your Heritage Discovery Circle Tour. All BC highways follow original historic trails of explorers, settlers and prospectors. They also provide many opportunities to experience and learn about the rich arts and culture of First Nations people within B.C.

Visit the BC Ministry of Transportation, Tourist Information site for more driver information.

Highway 37 Points of Interest – Lakelse Lake Provincial Park (BC Parks campground and day use area), Onion Lake (rest area and trail and cross country ski trails). You may also see a glimpse of the varied woodland wildlife including eagle, bear, moose, porcupine, deer, wolf or fox.

BC Parks or at

Onion Lake Trail